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4 Best National Parks in East Africa

4 Best National Parks in East Africa

Apr 10, 2014

Africa is one of the continents which boost one of the best wildlife experiences in the world. This has made tourism the greatest industry in the region earning substantial amount of foreign exchange. East Africa’s diversity is sensational characterized by range of terrains, friendly climates, ecosystems, stunning cultures and adorable wildlife experience. Compiling the best and amazing list of East Africa’s national game parks and game reserves is definitely the most difficult task. This is due to high number of candidates with amazing features and also different tastes and preferences among people. Some of these amazing parks include. Masai Mara This is the greatest national reserve that Kenya boosts of. Located in southwestern art of Kenya, Masai Mara is a continuation of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It is well known for the annual migration of over 1.3 million wildebeest, 190,000 zebra and 360000 gazelle which normally occurs between Julys to October. It attracts thousands of foreign tourists with many of them dubbing it as the seventh wonder of the world. As if this is not the end, as the herbivores endeavor to cross the river, crocodiles, lions, and leopards all lie in wait for their arrival pouncing on the vulnerable and the weak. The National Park boosts of the Big and a variety of ungulates including the giraffe, hippopotamus, warthog, duiker and waterbucks.(image by Laura Schneider) Serengeti National Park It is one of the largest national parks in the region comprising of 14% of the entire landmass within Tanzania and extends from the continuing plains of the Masai Mara in Kenya. Visiting this amazing park you will come across the big 5, grants and Thomson’s gazelles, baboons, elephants, African wild dog among others. Has an estimated population of about 500 bird species including the crowned crane, kori bustard and the marabou stork ostrich. The Serengeti National Park is listed as a world heritage site and boarders the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the South East. It is a place of its own, you can’t miss out! Amboselli National Park Characterized by its amazing hot and dry climate, the park is a home of a stunning diversity of thousands of wildlife which makes it...

World’s Best Places to Go for a Hot Air Balloon Ride

World’s Best Places to Go for a Hot Air Balloon Ride

Feb 11, 2014

Soaring over the earth in a hot air balloon is one of the most breathtaking experiences that you would ever have in your life time. As the baskets fills and lifts off the ground one barely notices only later to discover you are cruising over vast tracks of lands at nice speeds gliding like a bird with 360 degree view. Despite the fact that hot air ballooning is a great thrill, it still remains a fact that some places are more fascinating than others. Here are some of the world’s best places to visit as you enjoy the ride. California, Napa Valley Napa is allocated in San Pablo bay and has a generally warmer climate than most other towns. Most renowned for its vineyards Napa is a top tourist destination, it boasts of prestigious hotels, hospitable people and the famous hot air balloon rides. The balloons have designated pilots who will sail you as you enjoy the panoramic view of Napa valley. The feeling of being in safe hands gives you a calm spirit as you enjoy your vacation. Take your family on a ride and they will never forget, you can also celebrate other life occasions like birthdays or even propose for marriage on air. This romantic feeling places Napa in the hearts of many and is the same reason it should be your next destination. Kenya, Maasai Mara Maasai Mara is a national reserve in Kenya that boasts of hosting the eighth wonder of the world. The great wildebeest migration that happens between July to October. You will enjoy watching the migration of zebras, gazelles and wild beasts as they cross the crocodile full Mara River. You will enjoy this spectacular experience on air and the balloon safari rides do extent to the neighboring Serengeti National park in Tanzania. You will enjoy seeing the big five and the breath taking landscape of East Africa. Burma Myanmar, Bagan Having a ride on a hot air balloon over the rich history inclined Bagan is a perfect way to spend your vacation. Bagan is considered to be the capital city of many ancient kingdoms and this is evidenced by seeing the over 5000 pagodas which...